Three LSU students dead in nine days


The deaths of three LSU students in the past week and a half sparked the LSU community to hold a vigil.

Its been a somber week and a half at LSU as the community came together mourn the loss of three students.

“[There’s been] a lot of sadness on the campus [and] a lot of questions about what’s going on. We felt the need to come together as a campus community,” William Jewell, LSU student body president, said. 

Starting with grad student, Md. Firoz-ul-amin.The 29-year-old had been shot and killed while working at Mr. Lucky’s gas station on Sept. 7.

Following with Gilgamesh Homan. The 18-year-old fractured the back of his skull after falling off his skateboard on Sunday.

“Gil was a very down to earth person. There wasn’t anyone who disliked Gil,” Marcus Lewis said. 

Marcus Lewis was present when Homan’s accident took place.

“I thought it was just a bad concussion or something, but it’s something you wouldn’t really expect,” Lewis said. 

He also lived in the dorm where an LSU student was found dead in her dorm on Tuesday.

LSU President F. King Alexander released a statement saying in part, “he is heartbroken by these awful events and our entire campus community is mourning their passing.”

While Alexander said the three deaths are unrelated, he said the collective loss means a great deal to our institution.

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